It has been a couple of months since I first mentioned the Desire Map here on Lovely Littlest Life. To be completely honest with you guys, I haven’t been in much of an inspired mood so have been putting off using this book until I knew it would be most effective. Luckily, with the new year brought about a new attitude and I was finally ready to dive deep into my desires and see what would come of it.
Friday night I sat down with a glass of wine and got to work. I had already read most of the informative first half of the book and was itching to get to work on the workbook.
So far I have completed the pre-intermission section (yes, this book has an intermission). In it, the author Danielle has divide life into five sections: Livelihood & Lifestyle, Body & Wellness; Creativity & Learning; Relationships & Society, and Essence & Spirituality. I lingered a little while on the pages that first shows us these sections. I often hear people refer to having a well-balanced life; most specifically, a work-life balance. I can appreciate these extra categories because I often wonder what the “life” side of
I lingered a little while on the pages that first shows us these sections. I often hear people refer to having a well-balanced life; most specifically, a work-life balance. I can appreciate these extra categories because I often wonder what the “life” side of work-life balance is supposed to consist of. This helps to give it shape without pigeon holing anyone.
The exercises are simple and straightforward. At first, it is more brainstorming type questions like what is the best advice you’ve ever given…. then it gets into more of a fill-in-the-blank type stuff. I love it. I realize that the fields that I had to stop to think about were the areas of life that I really don’t spend much time in.
Spirituality, for example, used to be a huge part of my life. I grew up going to catholic school and had a strong faith. Over the years there has been a shift and I have certainly lost touch with that side of myself. Now I am left wondering what spirituality means for me now.
That brings me to another nice thing about this book. There are divisions among the different exercises, encouraging you to stop and reflect on what you have just explored. That is where I am at right now; the intermission. I get to let what I’ve gone over this weekend soak in and I can dwell on things and see if I come up with some answers to my own questions.
Has anyone else given The Desire Map a go? Which areas were you left to ponder most about?